Friendly Zenbo robot runs your home, looks out for elderly relatives and tells you what to eat

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New Zenbo robot controls your home and could even control what you eat… if you let it

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Zenbo was unveiled by Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus – the company behind the robot – on stage at Computex today, reports The Verge.

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New Zenbo robot controls your home and could even control what you eat… if you let it
Zenbo can entertain and educate children, acting as a tutor

It’s been described as resembling an iMac G4 riding a Sony Rolly, but appears to work like Amazon’s Echo.

Asus says it’s particularly useful for older people.

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New Zenbo robot controls your home and could even control what you eat… if you let it
A rolling selfie stick-of-sorts, Zenbo will take family snaps

A video demonstrating Zenbo’s capabilities features a section where it comes to the aid of a grandad who’s fallen over at home.

The little robot takes a picture of the man, which it sends to his granddaughter.

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New Zenbo robot controls your home and could even control what you eat… if you let it
Zenbo will even tell you what to eat, providing recipe suggestions

She’s then able to notify her parents, who help him back up.

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Zenbo will cost $599 (£410) when it goes on sale.

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